Capturing a Sperm Whale

Object Number: CC-R-0044

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Place Made
United States, New York, New York
Date Made
Depiction of the capture of a sperm whale. Painted by William Page, based on a sketch by Cornelius B. Hulsart, a whaleman who lost an arm while on the whaleship 'Superior.' Created in 1835, this is believed to be the first American whaling print. Inscribed on front: To Messrs. N. & W. Billings, Merchants of New London, this print is respectfully inscribed by Cornelius B. Hulsart who lost an arm on board the ship "Superior" while engaged in the while in the whale fishery in the Pacific ocean Published by Cornelius B. Hulsart and for sale at the office of the Seamans Friend Society, 82 Nassau St., New York. Painted by William Page from a sketchby C.B. Hulsart; engraved, printed and colored by J. Hill
Major Collection
Named Collection
Arthur H. Clark Collection

More Details

19 1/2 in x 25 1/2 in
Whaling; Whale Fishery
Item Count
Cite This Item
"Capturing a Sperm Whale", Painted Engraving, 1835. MIT Museum, Cambridge MA.
Copyright Restrictions
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